Let’s face it – in the last few months, our lives have been altered in ways we could have never imagined…who could have ever conceived of being quarantined at home (or as I called it, (house arrest!) and literally watch the whole country shut down around you? During this time, “working from home” and “quarantine” have become our “new normal,” and not only do the days look different, but you probably do, too. Skincare and beauty woes might seem trivial compared to the global health emergency. But with salons and other non-essential businesses in many parts of the country still shut down, at-home hacks and DIY fixes have become the only option – and the results are not always pretty. Even in a crisis like this, essential daily grooming continues. Still, ever since face masks have become part of our new daily routine, new skin problems are showing up everywhere, and the focus on our skin’s health, as well as its appearance, is more critical than ever. 

As a result of these new challenges, I want to share my Covid19 Skin Survival Guide! One simple fact is that condensation and irritation are everyday nuisances when wearing a surgical mask. I believe these factors are responsible for chronic skin issues such as breakouts, blackheads, and irritated cheeks, nose, and lips. Here is an essential list:

Irritated Cheeks

Cause: Nose and upper cheeks get irritated from the mask, rubbing those areas all day long.
Solution: Sunshine Botanicals “Rapid Repair Balm™”  is perfect for the task as it is widely used for post-laser skin recovery treatments, wound healing and oncology, radiation, and chemotherapy for oncology patients. Listen to a cancer survivor’s experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeA-2fsWIe4

Irritated Lips

Cause: The mask is continuously rubbing against your lips, and chronic chapped lips worsen under these conditions.
Solution: Simple! Sunshine Botanicals “Rapid Repair Balm™” is the  # 1 treatment for cracked, red, and tender lips and wears well and is long-lasting under a mask… 


Cause: Under a mask, the skin is unable to breathe and is in a humid and hot enclosed space for hours, resulting in debris and oil build-up, leading to clogged pores and acne breakouts. 
 Avoid wearing cosmetic foundation and synthetic skin products—lightweight, plant-based serums. Few products work well in hot and humid conditions, but Sunshine Botanicals “Rapid Repair Fluid™” is a must-have in any hot and humid climates. This wildcrafted serum hydrates, soothes and helps heal irritated skin, and repairs a host of frustrating skin maladies…

Being breakout-free under a mask comes down to 3 simple morning steps:

 1. Cleanse and Detoxify with Sunshine Botanicals “Redness Relief Bar™.”

 2. Mist, Hydrate and fight infection with Sunshine Botanicals  Hydrating Recovery Mist™.”

 3. Moisturize and Nourish with Sunshine Botanicals “The Elixir™” OR Rapid Repair Fluid™ – super lightweight, skin repairing powerhouses to reduce redness and repair stressed skin conditions. 


I encourage you not to neglect good, daily skincare and focus on skin wellness by paying more attention to good skin hygiene and using the healing power of plants for maximum impact during COVID 19 – and beyond.